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Old 04-04-2016, 11:17 PM   #1
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Koni Yellow w/ HnR Springs

I'm planning on getting Koni Yellows with HnR Springs. I was just letting you guys know that there is a good deal going on with them. $600 from ECS Tuning.

https://www.ecstuning.com/BMW-E46-32....5L/ES2762773/

How do you guys feel about these?
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Old 04-05-2016, 12:11 AM   #2
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Seems like a excellent deal.
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Old 04-05-2016, 03:05 AM   #3
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Great deal, wish I got my set at this price. I personally run the race springs with the yellows and love them, I've heard the sports are very soft
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Old 04-05-2016, 04:30 AM   #4
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^ NO. the Sports are not very soft. c'mon where do you people hear these things. it's their best selling spring for a reason. it's a street performance progressive rate spring.

they aren't as firm as the Race though. if you track your car then that would be the better choice.
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Old 04-05-2016, 08:23 AM   #5
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Old 04-05-2016, 08:49 AM   #6
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Old 04-05-2016, 09:16 AM   #7
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^ NO. the Sports are not very soft. c'mon where do you people hear these things. it's their best selling spring for a reason. it's a street performance progressive rate spring.

they aren't as firm as the Race though. if you track your car then that would be the better choice.
I am planning on taking it to Brainerd International Raceway this summer. Considering the price of both sport and race spring being identical I'm going to see if ECS would swap the sport for race springs in the kit. I doubt it though. Hopefully my ride will be more comfortable with this set up. Racelands are bouncy.
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Old 04-05-2016, 09:18 AM   #8
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Have you tried looking for your item? It may possibly still be cheap. Koni is having their annual sale.
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Old 04-05-2016, 09:28 AM   #9
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I love this set up on my 330Cic, I take it autox and they are soft enough for enjoyable daily driving but still nice in the corners,
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are they adjustable?
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are they adjustable?
Not height adjustable, the konis are rebond adjustable though. Fronts can be adjusted easily while on the vehicle, the rears typically have to be removed to adjust them.

I have eibach pro and koni yellows. Love the setup. Perfect for a compliant street ride while also being a little lower and aggressive.
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I love this set up on my 330Cic, I take it autox and they are soft enough for enjoyable daily driving but still nice in the corners,
What is your dampening set on? How do you change the adjustment for the front without the adjustment knob? I know the rear has to be compressed but the front?
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Not height adjustable, the konis are rebond adjustable though. Fronts can be adjusted easily while on the vehicle, the rears typically have to be removed to adjust them.

I have eibach pro and koni yellows. Love the setup. Perfect for a compliant street ride while also being a little lower and aggressive.
How do you feel about the adjustment on the dampening? Would you use 100% stiff at the track? How would that feel like on the street? Is being a half turn from soft still too bouncy?
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I use firm minus 90deg for front on autox and soft minus 90 deg for daily. Rear I leave at firm - 90deg.
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What is your dampening set on? How do you change the adjustment for the front without the adjustment knob? I know the rear has to be compressed but the front?
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How do you feel about the adjustment on the dampening? Would you use 100% stiff at the track? How would that feel like on the street? Is being a half turn from soft still too bouncy?

You don't need to worry about the fronts, they'll adjust in seconds with the supplied Koni knob. But do realize that the rears are the biggest PIA to adjust based on the fact that they need to be removed from the chassis every time you want to make a simple adjustment.

Watch this E46 Koni video in its entirety, you'll really understand what I mean.






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Nitrous is a little trickier than boost, but it's not the spray that kills motors, it's STUPIDITY!!
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yep like Rob said, the fronts come with an adjustment knob and are super easy. as they are top strut adjustable.
the rears are a bit harder, but really not that hard. this guys vid should have stopped at 4:30 (because the other stuff was his mistake for not letting them do a full rebound cycle before compare).

if you're that lazy or feel you need it easier to adjust the rears. TC Kline offers a service to rebuild these so they have an external adjustment on the Konis. for the true "track rats" they can do custom valving.
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You don't need to worry about the fronts, they'll adjust in seconds with the supplied Koni knob. But do realize that the rears are the biggest PIA to adjust based on the fact that they need to be removed from the chassis every time you want to make a simple adjustment.

Watch this E46 Koni video in its entirety, you'll really understand what I mean.






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Yeah I understand that the front has the knob but the kit I am purchasing above does not come with the knob. I was wondering if there was an alternative way to adjust the front without the knob. Although, this part of the discussion is now irrelevant because I am going to purchase the knob to go along with it too. hahaha
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